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Football: Manchester City's Pellegrini reveals schedule fears

Published on Feb 15, 2014 6:24 AM
 
Manchester City's Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini addresses the media during a press conference at The City of Manchester stadium in north-west England, on Nov 26, 2013. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is concerned his side may suffer in the long run for a fixture pile-up caused by their ongoing involvement in four competitions this season. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) - Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is concerned his side may suffer in the long run for a fixture pile-up caused by their ongoing involvement in four competitions this season.

The club's Premier League clash at home to Sunderland on Wednesday was postponed because of the severe weather battering England's north-west.

That meant City had an unexpected rest ahead of Saturday's headlining FA Cup fifth round clash against Premier League title rivals Chelsea and next week's home Champions League tie with Spanish giants Barcelona.

However, City have already postponed a derby trip to Manchester United because of their involvement in next month's League Cup final and a home clash with Aston Villa will also be re-arranged if they defeat Chelsea in the FA Cup.

 
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